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June 20, 2022 • 1 Min

Glossary

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer.

Research
January 31, 2020 • 7 Min

Taking a Systems Biology Approach to Find a New Pancreatic Cancer Target

Dr. Andrea Califano is using systems biology and cell regulators to find new targets in the search for ways to stop pancreatic cancer cells.

Disease Management
August 1, 2022 • 5 Min

Pancreatic Cancer and Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know

Pharmacist Trevor Christ emphasizes the importance of sharing your medication list with your medical team and pharmacist.

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September 14, 2022 • 4 Min

What Is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a type of research study that tests new drugs or drug combinations, procedures, or medical devices in patients with specific diseases or conditions. The goal of a clinical trial is to determine if a potential new treatment is safe and effective. Treatments that are tested in clinical trials have already been […]

Research
August 18, 2016 • 2 Min

Exploring the Effectiveness of an Experimental Class of Drug

Does adding a PARP inhibitor drug to standard treatment help control the spread of advanced pancreatic cancer in patients with the BRCA mutation?

Research
February 13, 2020 • 5 Min

Clinical Trial For OncoTreat Being Developed

Medical research falls into one of three buckets: basic, clinical, and translational. Basic research is all about the nuts and bolts, demystifying at a fundamental level what makes a lethal disease like pancreatic cancer tick. Clinical research is all about patients, and finding out through rigorously controlled trials whether certain new drugs or other approaches […]

Research
December 20, 2021 • 2 Min

Evaluating Different Immunotherapy Combinations

A platform clinical trial evaluates immunotherapy combinations with standard of care treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Disease Management
October 28, 2022 • 4 Min

Compassionate Use: An Option Beyond Standard of Care

Dr. Allyson Ocean explains how patients can access investigational drugs under the FDA’s compassionate use program.

Survivor Stories
November 20, 2019 • 6 Min

Tumor RNA Testing Leads to Treatment with a New Drug

When treatment stopped working for Adam Deal, genetic testing of his tumor RNA found a mutation that made him eligible to try a new drug.

Research
July 21, 2016 • 5 Min

Patient-Focused Research to Better Understand Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Diane Simeone stresses the importance of research and clinical trials to get better results for pancreatic cancer patients.

Research
November 21, 2016 • 4 Min

Immunotherapy Treatments Provide Hope to Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Robert Vonderheide of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania describes immunotherapy trials for pancreatic cancer.

Research
February 22, 2021 • 5 Min

Blood-Based Test Predicts What Drugs May Work Best

Dr. Kenneth Yu is testing a blood-based assay that looks at which types of chemotherapies will work best for each pancreatic cancer patient.

Research
August 19, 2021 • 5 Min

Large Phase III Global Trial Targets Cancer Metabolism

Dr. Philip Philip focuses on disrupting cancer cell metabolism with devimistat, now in a phase III global clinical trial.

Research
December 13, 2019 • 3 Min

Testing Treatment Combinations to Make Surgery More Effective

Can losartan (a high blood pressure drug) and immunotherapy combined with standard chemotherapy and radiation be an effective combination against pancreatic cancer?

Research
January 10, 2020 • 2 Min

Drug Combination to Combat Pancreatic and other Gastrointestinal Cancers

Researchers are testing a drug combination of TAS-102, an approved drug for colorectal cancer, and nanoliposomal irinotecan, on gastrointestinal cancers.